UM Ambassadors Lecture Series Brought Attention To Malaysia-Korea Win-Win Partnership

Last update: 09/05/2014

By Azzah Mohamad Som

KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 (Bernama) -- Malaysia and South Korea are working on the "second wave" of the Look East Policy (LEP) for another 30 years, focusing mainly on high-technology and high-value areas, says South Korean Ambassador Cho Byungjae said.

"If we can say that the first phase of our LEP is more focused on our training and human resource development, this time we can say that the second wave is more focused on trade and industrial cooperation, particularly in green technology, information and communications technology, as well as, biotechology," he said.

The ambassador to Malaysia was responding to questions posed during a question-and-answer session at the Ambassadors Lecture Series, themed "Malaysia-Korea Win-Win Partnership", organised by Universiti Malaya Asia-Europe Institute, in collaboration with the South Korean embassy here on Thursday.

Cho said the Malaysian government has described the first phase of the Look East Policy as quite successful.

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad mooted the Look East Policy in 1982 which was originally aimed at Malaysia learning from Japan.....